Demonizing Tradition

Demonizing Tradition

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December 13, 2012

Domestic terrorism is hardly something new to American Indian reservations. From the experience with missionaries to the tragedy of boarding schools, Native Americans know what terrorism is all about. But today, with the advent of the New Apostolic Reformation, domestic terrorism practiced by born-again Native Americans against other Indians practicing traditional spiritual ceremonies is creating a climate of fear like no other. As Mary Annette Pember reports at Indian Country Today, it’s like what the missionaries did long ago. Demonizing tradition, she notes, leads to crimes like arson and worse.

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